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10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures

10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Dion Hinchcliffe tweeted out a graphic (not exactly the one below, but essentially the same) listing skills for 2020 in contrast to 2015 offered up by the World Economic Forum. He got me to thinking…
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Did artists lead the way in mathematics?

Did artists lead the way in mathematics? | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock's paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.
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Your Robot Car Should Ignore You - Issue 48: Chaos - Nautilus

Your Robot Car Should Ignore You - Issue 48: Chaos - Nautilus | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In 2014, Google fired a shot heard all the way to Detroit. Google’s newest driverless car prototype had no steering wheel and no…
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Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in

Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The long read: The world is changing at dizzying speed – but for some thinkers, not quickly enough. Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times?
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3D Design Class

3D Design Class | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Learn 3D modeling in Fusion 360 in under an hour! Whether you are new to CAD or already using parametric CAD software, this short video-only class includes everything you need. We'll introduce you to valuable tools for learning and teaching Autodesk Fusion 360 essentials, and give you great tips and tricks from industry professionals. Through a scaffolded learning experience, you'll develop your 3D modeling skills by applying them to a real world design challenge inspired by the Louis Kalff "Krähenfuss" table lamp. The class includes step-by-step video instruction, a printable PDF guide, and a quiz. Let's get started!
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Alphabet Blocks History: The Foundation of Spelling

Perhaps alphabet blocks seem like an obvious idea now, but it took a lot of foundation to build up that pretty good idea into something incredibly common.
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Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops

Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops | Research_topic | Scoop.it
If you've ever wondered why nobody other than Apple is officially licensed to fix your iPhone, it's because the device titan has locked out everyone else fro
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MIT's camera drones are smart enough to get the perfect shot

MIT's camera drones are smart enough to get the perfect shot | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Over the last few years we've seen more camera drones than we can count, but getting the best footage out of them will take something extra. While many bi
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Entrancing avant-garde music video generated by algorithm

Damien Henry, co-inventor of Google Cardboard, trained a machine learning algorithm using footage shot from a moving vehicle and then had the machine generate this beautiful video. “Graphics …
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Hebocon Is a Crappy Robot Competition That Celebrates Failure | Make:

Hebocon Is a Crappy Robot Competition That Celebrates Failure | Make: | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Hebocon is an event where people with no robot building skills gather with their robots and make them fight.
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Robot (Defined) - The Boston Globe

Robot (Defined) - The Boston Globe | Research_topic | Scoop.it
robot (noun) 1 -- A machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (such as walking or talking) of a human being - also: a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized 2 -- A device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks. 3 -- A mechanism guided by automatic controls.
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prosthetic knowledge — How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off, After...

How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off
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5 fantastic things VR can do for children

5 fantastic things VR can do for children | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Questons about VR being safe for children were raised continuously but now seems to finally be answered accurately.
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Cyberwar Is Officially Crossing Over Into the Real World

Cyberwar Is Officially Crossing Over Into the Real World | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Online warfare already affects wreaks havoc on the physical world, and it's only going to get worse.
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Google brings high-end 3D graphics to mobile VR with Seurat

Google brings high-end 3D graphics to mobile VR with Seurat | Research_topic | Scoop.it
With Seurat, Google is giving game developers and movie studios a simple way to bring their 3D imagery down to mobile VR. Named after the French painter
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Tourist pics and YouTube create 3D model of city - Futurity

Tourist pics and YouTube create 3D model of city - Futurity | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Researchers have used algorithms to create 3D city models from image and video data. The result, called VarCity, can even find you a parking space.
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The Evezor Robot Arm Is an Open Source Artist, Bartender, and More | Make:

The Evezor Robot Arm Is an Open Source Artist, Bartender, and More | Make: | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The Evezor open source robotic arm just went live on Kickstarter. This SCARA style arm has a nearly 3 foot reach.
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4 Keys to Making the Robots of Our Imagination a Reality

4 Keys to Making the Robots of Our Imagination a Reality | Research_topic | Scoop.it
“The robots of reality are starting to get a lot closer to the robots of our imagination,” said Sarah Bergbreiter, an image of a fast-moving, multi-jointed search and rescue robot displayed on the big screen behind her. In her talk on advanced robotics at Singularity University’s Exponential Manufacturing Summit in Boston, Bergbreiter elaborated on how …
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You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read | Research_topic | Scoop.it
How the literary genres you prefer reveal—or shape—your sense of what is ethical.
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Disentangling Democracy From Geography

Disentangling Democracy From Geography | Research_topic | Scoop.it
For as long as people have been criticizing technology, they’ve been complaining that emerging tools make us lazy, stupid, unable to concentrate, and so on. It is easy to imagine that a certain technological advance, whether it is the printing press or the television, imposes some undesired quality upon humanity by its very nature. But the fact is that, while technology is by no means neutral, neither does it create characteristics in people that didn’t already exist. Rather, any technology has inherent qualities that can amplify or diminish pre-existing human tendencies.
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